Tag Archives: women’s lives

Exciting reading!

I’ve been enjoying various novels, but today I read something that excited me enough to blog again. You may not believe this but it is Pliny’s Letter to the Emperor Trajan, which I first read back in Uni. in the … Continue reading

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The Book of Negroes:

Daughter Marjorie read Lawrence Hill’s Book of Negroes and said it would probably be her Book of the Year, even though we are still in March. And yes, I think it is that good. It covers the story of a single African … Continue reading

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Always moving on?

Husband and I, two teenagers, one pre-schooler and one as-yet-unborn. In 1977 we all squeezed into a 1971 VW camper and set off for a coast to coast camping trip from the SF Bay area to New Haven, where we … Continue reading

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War is hell. On the Home Front too.

My father served in WWII in the RAF, though he spent most of his years there as a navigation instructor, not in combat. He was posted to North Africa. I think that for the rest of his life he missed … Continue reading

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God Help the Child:

I have always loved reading books about children or young women in England during WWII. It is my generation, and my story is recognizably part of the world it describes, though less dramatic (I was only 5 when the war in … Continue reading

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Walking Forward, Looking Back.

The title of this book sounds like my life! How could I resist? Retired lady with dog, going for walks and thinking about her life. “The white dots of sheep are spread out over the distant fields to the far … Continue reading

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The Invention of Wings

My church in California had a relationship with a church in Chiapas in southern Mexico.  The church was thriving. Medical teams from the US visit there. Kids are being fed and educated. Some had got as far as college and … Continue reading

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